HOUSTON (September 12, 2019) Brace for impact because Houston is about to be hit with cultural vibrations in Downtown Houston. On the eve of the most awaited Nigeria Cultural Parade, the City of Houston will be honoring Nigeria’s Independence Day by illuminating both the City Hall and major Highway bridges “green-white-green.” The line-up is fierce, afro beats are making waves in Lion King: The Gift and the goat meat pepper soup is already cooking. The 3rd Annual Nigeria Cultural Parade & Festival is underway in a MAJOR way on Saturday, September 28th at Root Memorial Square – 1400 Clay Street starting at 9:00 am until the jollof rice runs out!
Mark your calendars and pull out your best! It is about the Naija Experience and the community is ready to serve it in the most flamboyant way possible. Akwa Entertainment will present the Ekombi dance and the incomparable, award-winning Ross S. Sterling Raider’s Marching Band will bring a vibrant sound preview anticipating their own homecoming! Other participating groups include: Rice University-African Student Association, ASA Festival, Greater Owerri Community, Oto-Umuokpu Anambra State Organization, Akwa Ibom Young Professionals, University of Houston-Nigerian Student Association, Imo State University Alumni, Zumunta Association (Hausa), Umu Igbo Unite, Osogbo Progressive Union, Ihitte USA Houston and Ndi Ichie Cultural Club.
Wazobia African Market, the largest African Store in the state of Texas will be bringing a taste of home! Rain or shine, Downtown Houston will experience the Naija Takeover. This event is brought to you by our Presenting Sponsor and Community Partner, Wazobia African Market and Host Sponsors, MAJORITY and Zainob+MathewCreate.